Pierre Richard stars in Yves Robert's French spy farce 'The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe '

‘The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe’ on Amazon Prime

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (France, 1972) takes an idea out of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest—an innocent man is mistaken for a government agent and targeted by the enemy—and gives it cynical twist and a comic treatment closer to the Pink Panther films. When “St. Bernard” Milan (Bernard Blier), the ambitious assistant […]

What to stream: Kevin James ‘True Memoirs’ vs. ‘Sing Street,’ ‘Control,’ and more on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and VOD

Kevin James is a mild-mannered accountant and aspiring author mistaken for a professional killer in True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016), an action comedy made for Netflix. This is not part of the series of features produced by Adam Sandler but, according the advance reviews, you’d never know it. Entertainment Weekly critic Chris Nashawaty […]

Billy Connelly is 'Fido' in the 2007 zombie comedy with Dylan Baker and Carrie-Anne Moss

Zombie comedy ‘Fido’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Andrew Currie’s spirited zom-com Fido (2007) drops the flesh-eating undead into a warped mirror of fifties suburban conformity and hollow appearances. In this alternate history/fantasy America, the Zombie Wars replaced the Cold War and the result is a nation of gated communities served by a stumbling underclass of enslaved zombies and policed by Zomcon, the […]

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross star in the cult HBO sketch comedy 'Mr. Show'

‘Mr. Show with Bob and David’ on Amazon Prime and HBO Now

“Hey everybody, it’s Bob and David!” In fact, it’s all 30 episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-1997), the HBO sketch comedy created by and starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. This inspired, inventive show combines the freewheeling creativity of Monty Python’s Flying Circus with cabaret theater, and each episode swirls around an ingenious […]

Ryan Gosling and friend in 'Lars and the Real Girl,' directed by Craig Gillespie.

‘Lars and The Real Girl’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Lars and The Real Girl (2007) – Ryan Gosling is Lars, a shy, possibly borderline autistic child-man who mail-orders a fiancée and introduces the anatomically correct love doll as his living, breathing girlfriend. His brother (Paul Schneider) is speechless, his worried sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) understandably concerned, and the doting community plays along with an unflagging […]